Cooking the perfect steak!

A good steak not only means you need a quality cut or meat but you need to know how to cook it at home to achieve that perfect steak

Method

  1. A medium hot pan is always best for caramalisation, if you like your steaks rare then get your pan hotter, alternatively if you like your steaks well done then opt for a medium heat.
  2. Add a splash of olive oil, not too much.
  3. Next, touch your forehead with your index and middle finger, that is what a well done steak should feel like. Now with the same fingers push your chin, that is what a medium steak should feel like and finally your cheek is what a rare steak should feel like. This is the best technique as all steak thicknesses vary, but remember the steak will continue cooking when you remove it from the heat.
  4. When the steaks are in the pan finish with a knob of butter, a few springs of rosemary or thyme and a few cloves of cruched garlic (no need to take the skins off).
  5. When the steaks are cooked rest them on a separate plate, pour any juices over the top and leave for the same time you cooked the steaks for, minus one minute. It's at this resting stage that I add another small knob of cold butter, the steak is still cooking so the cold butter helps the cooking to slow down and absorbs into the meat.
  6. Finally serve your steak with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes. If you follow these guidelines and give a little love to the steak it will be the tender and mouth watering.

Why not try one of my steak sauces for the ultimate steak!

Peppercorn sauce
Blue Cheese sauce
Sauce Diane